9/11, This is powerful footage to watch.

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  1. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Midfield

    3 of us at work gathered around a little telly with our jaws on the floor.

    The boss had been to the US and was on top of one of the towers sightseeing the day before. He arrived back that morning and came into to work to see us all standing around the telly. When he saw what was unfolding he went into shock so we sent him home. He kept saying.. "I was on top of that yesterday!". Mental.
     
  2. Blame Me

    Blame Me Midfield

    Two days back after visiting NYC and stopping in the Marriot at the foot of the towers and spending our last day on the observation deck we woke up, had breakfast, me and the wife (no) signed our US visa application and she popped to the post office to send it on its way. While she was out I switched on the TV and the day unfolded.

    Her parents said we shouldn't go, mine said get one with your lifes, we went and one month later we moved to Brooklyn.

    The wife's office would of been in one of the towers. Mates who moved over before us stood and watched it all a mile away over the East River in Brooklyn.

    Friends I made after moving were first at the site being firemen & cops and remained to help clean up the mess. One mate worked for a company that lost close to 600 employees in the towers collapsing, one more lost his mother who was 7 months pregnant with his brother and another lost her best mate on the flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania.
     
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  3. TNT73

    TNT73 Central Defender Contributor

    So was I. In a building about 100 yards north of the North tower. When the first plane hit we all went to the south side of our building to see what was happening. A tannoy announced we were to stay in the building. When the second plane hit we were told to stay in the building but to go to the north end. When the South tower collapsed we were told to get out. I did and up walked to Penn Station in midtown.

    I have the same feeling about the footage as Yankee Mackem.
     
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  4. MonkeyLove

    MonkeyLove Striker

    I was woken up at about 2 PM to be told about it.

    It was the week before I started uni and had been out for a pound a pint night on the Monday
     
  5. offmenut

    offmenut Winger

    I was at work as an air traffic controller at the main site nr heathrow at the time.
    My wife (fiance at the time) was an air hostess on a virgin flight to San fran.
    Horrible day. We had planes returning on low fuel and all the time worried about our lass.
    She ended up stuck in San fran for a couple of weeks untill she was allowed to fly bsck. (what I'd give for a few weeks of freedom now BTW!)
    My supervisor wouldn't allow me to work for quite a while iirc as I was stressed about her flight

    I can't remember when international flights started again, but I'm pretty sure our lass didn't fly back till nearly two weeks.
    If you went 9 days after can you remember if you were one of the first flights across?

    That was the bit that hit me the most, seeing folk jumping to their death from so many floors up as it was a preferable way to die. Jumping holding hands.
    Poignant
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019 at 4:35 PM
  6. Junior Birdman

    Junior Birdman Striker

    It was my day off. I sat absolutely transfixed by what was happening. Always remember as the news coverage was on, the tower collapsing in the background. Went to the Harbour View on the night and just sat watching the news there as well. I fully expecting something else to happen. Thankfully it didn't.
     
  7. The Exile

    The Exile Striker

    Was about three days in the US iirc.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019 at 5:16 PM
  8. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Watched this earlier, but didn't post - couldn't think of any words tbh.

    Still don't have anything useful to say. Other than fucking hell.
     
  9. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    what was it like the rest of the time you were there? was the city still functioning or did you just stay in hotel?

    There is a massive stigma in America about the jumping thing, religious folk just refuse accept that it happened, which is ridiculous

    Also if you read lof ot the inquiry reports, not all of them were jumpers. The shocking reality was a lot of witnesses said people who fell from where the plane hit sort of stumbled out without any idea where they were. A lot also witnesses saw people just falling out through force when there were massive crowds gasping for air next to windows

    Its horrific like
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019 at 5:28 PM
  10. TNT73

    TNT73 Central Defender Contributor

    I lived in New Jersey and when I eventually got home I just worked from home for 16 hours a day for 9 days (I worked in IT and our main data center was in lower Manhattan and it was out of action). Then the company got us space on the lower east side before moving us to midtown for 8 months. I returned to the original building in June 2002. The city, apart from a few blocks around the WTC, quickly got back on it's feet.
     
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  11. I guess it must have been one of the first. I started to doubt my recall for a minute but my missus always keeps a diary when we go on holiday so I've just checked it and it was definitely the 20th that we flew (KLM/Northwest via Schipol to Boston).
     
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  12. Johnap

    Johnap Midfield Contributor

    I was working from home and the TV was on for the lunchtime news. I watched the whole thing for hours. I kept thinking who in their right minds would do something like this - shocking, disgraceful, no excuse at all for it, over 2000 murdered. Then I started thinking Pearl Harbour had similar number of deaths and the quote from Tora, Tora, Tora, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
     
  13. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

  14. Kevj

    Kevj Striker

    That’s a truly awful image.
     
  15. Horatio Pugwash

    Horatio Pugwash Striker

    this 100%
     
  16. Grammar Police

    Grammar Police Midfield

    There's a documentary about him, someone with a quest to identify him.

    Eventually they work out who it was.
     
  17. SteveFTM

    SteveFTM Striker

    Came home from attending a computer course and flicked on the TV and thought this fillum looks quite realistic. Then it registered that this was actually a live broadcast!!!
    I sat there watching the horrific events unfold as the 2nd plane struck the tower. The most powerful wtf scenes ever.
     
  18. Lukas73

    Lukas73 Winger

    Working for Vodafone at the time, my boss came in and said that some idiot had crashed a plane into the World Trade Center, I laughed at first thinking it was a light plane and said ‘well there’s a stag Do that went right out of control’ we turned on the tv down stairs.....stood mouth open at the scenes, I think I went home and stayed up till at least 2am watching reports etc...my ex girlfriend phoned me in tears...mumbled something about it and then hung up...
     
  19. Tomma

    Tomma Winger

    We had an estate agent round to survey the house etc to put on the market. Ended up with us all just sitting watching it on the telly, estate agent included.
     
  20. I was on a conference call to a colleague in Manhattan. He was just a few blocks away on Lexington. He cut the call short saying a plane had crashed into the tower. At that time before proper reolports came out thought just a light aircraft.

    Went back to the floor and mentioned it so all TV's put on and we all just stood and watched in shock as it unfolded.
     

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